At $899.99, Acer's Swift 3 laptop has some pros and cons. It weighs in at only 2.87 pounds, so it's definitely one of the lightest 13.3-inch laptops around for that price. It also packs some serious internals, including a Whiskey Lake Core i7 and a 512GB SSD, which are paired with 8GB RAM.
It does come with some compromises though. One of the USB Type-A ports is USB 2.0, and the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port that's included can't be used for charging; it has a pin charger instead. There's also more third-party software than I'd expect from a PC at this price point.
Other than that, I like the Swift 3 a lot. The aluminum body is slick, and the 13.3-inch FHD display has a matte, anti-glare finish. And unlike some other matte displays that I've seen, the colors look vibrant instead of washed out. It also has a fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello, and Acer's TrueHarmony speakers.
Check out the unboxing video below:
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